Former Nigerian striker, Yakubu Aiyergbeni believes the Super Eagles are favourites to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Nigeria are currently placed at the top of the group standings – two points above second-placed Cape Verde and only the group winners will advance to the next round.
Ayegbeni, who played for Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa, feels that the Super Eagles have enough quality to qualify for next year’s tournament.
“I think when any country wants to play Nigeria, they always give more and it gets tough,” Ayegbeni told Goal. “We might have lost one game, but I still believe we’ve got a chance to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”
“I think with the players we have in the team like [Wilfred] Ndidi as well as [Victor] Osimhen the striker, we have a chance to qualify,” he continued. “I’m not scared but I know we’ll qualify because we’ve got the players. “
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